Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Northwestern State University of Louisiana is one of the seventeen public 4-year colleges in Louisiana. The campus is located in Natchitoches town.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 10,572 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,542 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,172 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 76%). Every year 39% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
NSU's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $5,180, and fees were $2,742. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,968 and $2,742 respectively.
|Campus LocaleRemote Town|
|Number of Students10,572|
|Student to Faculty Ratio16:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||2||11|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
07/01/1941 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1974 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||900 to 1110|
|ACT||19 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$216/credit|
|In State Students||$216/credit|
|Out of State Students||$216/credit|
|In District Students||$319/credit|
|In State Students||$319/credit|
|Out of State Students||$444/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of Northwestern State University of Louisiana's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||7%||$1,736|
|State Grant & Scholarships||77%||$4,414|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||65%||$4,480|
|Federal Student Loans||59%||$5,368|
$10,503Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$9,805|
|$30,001 to $48,000$10,809|
|$48,001 to $75,000$12,144|
|$75,001 to $110,000$13,464|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Louisiana state board of nursing.